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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2013, 20:51:00 PM »
LOL! I will say though it feels alot cheaper put together than the Calibra did. I'll leave it at that ;D

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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2013, 21:00:11 PM »
I'll shut up anyway as my daily hack now is a BMW......... :-X
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Re: Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2013, 21:26:01 PM »
So if they didn't meet regs in 93 how do they meet them in 2013 ? It was a 'green' marketing ploy.
They have different pass marks depending on when the car or engine was built. The pass level was tightened for cars built after Aug 96. Anything older & you can get a pass without a cat.
Manufacturers started to make their cars compliant with the new regs before they were introduced.

I think the XE could have been tweaked to make it compliant though.
I think it was replaced because the XEV was cheaper to build. They also paired the newer engine with a weaker gearbox. If cost was not a factor they would have left the F20 in there.

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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2013, 22:36:37 PM »
Just as a small sidetrack...

Got a new cali for xmas.




its got a red top



That's one hell of a present. Very jealous. :)

Can I come to your house for Christmas??  :D


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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2013, 22:37:39 PM »
They should of kept it whatever the reason you believe it got binned  :D


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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2013, 19:54:17 PM »
So if they didn't meet regs in 93 how do they meet them in 2013 ? It was a 'green' marketing ploy.
Thats what i was more or less saying ;D
I'll shut up anyway as my daily hack now is a BMW......... :-X
And you had the cheek to insult my choice of motor :D :o do you get to drive like you own the road now :P

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Re: Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2013, 15:19:48 PM »
The xev was about 15bhp down on the redtop right(?) and both will still pass the same mot emissions test?!
No, they have to meet different standards.

Anything built after Aug 96 (IIRC) has to meet a stricter limit than anything built before.

We had this discussion on the Lotus Elan forum. All S2's (mid 1994-late 1996) were fitted with cats but some owners removed them to gain about 10bhp & they still passed their MOTs. The last few (N reg's) failed.
We found that there was a cut-off & anything newer had to meet stricter limits so most manufacturers made sure their engines were compliant well before they were introduced.

The odd rule is that if you put an older engine in a newer car then the age of the engine, not the car, is used to determine which limit you have to meet.
This is a bit of a strange loophole so you would probably have to explain this at every MOT & get the tester to read their rule book.  ;D

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Got a new cali for xmas
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2014, 19:48:31 PM »

Leave it standard, it's awesome as it is  8)
leave her standard, the older callys should be left standard. And yes it does need a spoiler. Nice ride :)


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